2018 PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitude Toward the Public Schools

The PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools is the most trusted source of public opinion about K-12 education. This poll queried U.S. adults about a range of issues confronting education, including teacher pay and the teaching profession, school security, options for improving the public schools, perceptions of opportunities for different groups Read more about 2018 PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitude Toward the Public Schools[…]

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Retaining High Performers: Insights from Teacher Exit Surveys

A new Bellwether report by Kaitlin Pennington and Alexander Brand analyzes District of Columbia Public Schools’ teacher exit survey data to better understand why high-performing teachers left, where they went, and what they say would have retained them. As school districts across the country report various kinds of teacher shortages, how to retain teachers has Read more about Retaining High Performers: Insights from Teacher Exit Surveys[…]

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The Public’s Attitudes Towards Public Schools

Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) has just completed its 49th survey of the public’s attitudes toward public schools. The survey results show that Americans believe local public schools should be providing wraparound services, including mental health programs and after-school programs. The report similarly emphasizes the public’s interest in educators helping students develop their interpersonal skills Read more about The Public’s Attitudes Towards Public Schools[…]

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What do teachers actually think about new teacher evaluations?

EdCentral recently reviewed what two recent surveys of teachers revealed about their opinions of new teacher evaluation systems. Excerpts from their article appear below: What do we actually know about teachers’ perceptions of their evaluation process? Two new reports offer insights into this question. In May, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) released a report Read more about What do teachers actually think about new teacher evaluations?[…]

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CEP Survey Finds Teachers Are Feeling Stressed

Although they find parts of their jobs immensely rewarding, many teachers feel ignored in education policy discussions and are frustrated with the constantly changing demands on them, a new survey finds. Listen to Us: Teacher Views and Voices released by the nonprofit Center on Education Policy, is based on online interviews with a nationally representative Read more about CEP Survey Finds Teachers Are Feeling Stressed[…]

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Disconnect Between Parents’ Perceptions of Child’s Performance Versus Achievement Data

A new national survey reveals large disconnects between how well parents believe their children perform academically and their actual performance. It also finds that parental aspirations for their child to go to college are much higher than data on the percentage of children who get to and through college. Results from the survey, which was Read more about Disconnect Between Parents’ Perceptions of Child’s Performance Versus Achievement Data[…]

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Surveying Teachers about Evaluator Feedback

Many states are developing or implementing teacher evaluation systems that include feedback to teachers as one part of the evaluation process. Do teachers find the feedback they receive to be useful and high quality? Regional Educational Laboratory Central has created an easy-to-use survey toolkit to help administrators answer this question in their state or district. Read more about Surveying Teachers about Evaluator Feedback[…]

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Survey: Education around the World is not Preparing Students to enter the Workforce

A recent study conducted by Gallup titled, “Connecting Education to the Real World” with input from the members of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar finds that “Globally, education is failing to keep pace with rapidly changing economies, and is not preparing students for the workforce.” Survey respondents were largely critical Read more about Survey: Education around the World is not Preparing Students to enter the Workforce[…]

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Speak Up!

The Speak Up 2012 Survey for America’s Future Teachers starts next week!  The survey, hosted by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit, will be hosting this special online survey beginning March 12 and running through May 11, 2012.  The survey is for students in teacher preparation programs (including career-changers in alternative certification programs) to get Read more about Speak Up![…]

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